The African Union’s Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU/IBAR) is a specialized
technical office reporting to the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the AU
Commission. The institution is mandated to support and coordinate the improvement of
livestock as a resource for human wellbeing in the Member States of the African Union and
Interafrican Bureau for Animal contribute to economic development, particularly in rural areas. AU / IBAR approaches
Resources livestock development from three strategic angles: animal health, animal production and trade
and marketing of animals and animal products.
MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER
AU/IBAR is seeking the services of a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to support the institution’s
optimisation of its organisational structure and improve institutional project monitoring capacity.
POST LEVEL: P3 Step 5 (USD 5,472.98—6,435.76 pm)
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director, AU-IBAR
TYPE: Short term contract
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 31 December 2009
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 27 November 2009
DUTY STATION: Nairobi/Kenya
The initial appointment will be for 12 months including a 3 months probation period. Contract extension
will be subject to performance and availability of funding.
Major duties and responsibilities
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will work closely with the M&E Expert to:
• Develop AU/IBAR M&E System in close collaboration with the M&E Expert
• Monitor and evaluate the AU/IBAR Projects.
• Develop, document, and implement a monitoring and evaluation framework in line with AU/IBAR’s
• Facilitate the revision and updating of the project’s logical framework matrix (activities, processes,
inputs, outputs, outcomes, and impact).
• Identify and select a minimum set of indicators to ensure appropriate tracking of the project at
central, regional and country level.
• Collecting, compiling and analysing reports prepared by implementing partners and preparing
consolidated reports for project management to submit to project steering committee.
• Prepare and present monitoring and evaluation reports, including M&E recommendations to support
• Present monitoring and evaluation findings, with recommendations to the Project Steering
• Organise training on M&E and facilitate institutional learning targeting project staff and implementing
• Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisors.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in a Monitoring and Evaluation programme or
project management and/or relevant discipline. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of
academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A PhD is
an added advantage.
• At least 10 years work experience, preferably in an international development environment of which
at least 5 years on managerial or advisory level.
• At least three years of experience in participatory assessment and monitoring, data processing or
analysis and M&E design experience.
• Relevant specialised courses in M&E an important advantage
• In-depth knowledge of the logical framework methodology (LFM) and the project cycle methodology
(PCM) are essential.
• Proven experience in designing and implementing M&E systems is required.
• Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities and social and cultural constraints
• Professionalism - Proven expertise in animal production science, policy formulation and advocacy
related to animal production and sustainable development; demonstrated in-depth technical
knowledge and proven analytical skills on issues related to animal production and sustainable
• Planning and organising - Proven ability to plan and organise work within a project; ability to make
• Communication - Effective written, oral and presentation skills, particularly ability to present
information in a concise and accurate manner; ability to develop consensus among people with
varying points of view.
• Teamwork: Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to operate effectively across organisational
boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different
national and cultural backgrounds with respect for diversity.
• Judgement/Decision-making - Good judgement and initiative, imagination and resourcefulness,
energy and tact, ability to ensure an effective work structure to maximise productivity and achieve
Proficiency in one of the African Union’s working languages. Knowledge of other working languages would
be an added advantage.
• Well-developed computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet applications and use of the
Internet are required.
• Record of relevant publications is highly desirable.
How to apply
Submit your CV including three references and a motivation letter to the Director at applications@au-
ibar.org clearly indicating in the subject line the position you are applying for. Certified copies of relevant
qualifications will be requested at later stage and only short-listed candidates will be notified.
For more information on AU/IBAR and the position visit www.au-ibar.org
AU/IBAR is an equal opportunity employer.
IMPROVING HUMAN WELLBEING
THROUGH ENHANCED ANIMAL HEALTH, PRODUCTION, TRADE AND MARKETING